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19 PGA Junior League golfers ready to compete at Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals

By PGA of America
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With the golf season in full swing, we’re all getting ready to watch one of the new, great traditions in golf unfold – the Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals. Hosted at historic Augusta National Golf Club – host site of the annual Masters Tournament – the Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals are a culmination of local, sub-regional and regional qualifying.

The Drive, Chip & Putt Championship was founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and the PGA of America and is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. By tapping the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys ages 7-15, the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers and friends in qualifiers around the country.

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Both PGA Junior League Golf, which has also seen incredible growth and excitement since its inception, and Drive, Chip & Putt are fun ways to get kids in the game! In fact, 19 #PGAJLG participants in 2016 or this year are also competing among this year’s 80 girls and boys in the Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals. Here’s a quick look at who they are:

Evan Chien – Irvine, California

Jackie Feldman – Austin, Texas

Sirina Ganne – Holmdel, New Jersey

Megha Ganne – Holmdel, New Jersey

Will Hennessee – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Mia Herendeen – Bellevue, Washington

Austin Liao – Warren, New Jersey

Lyla Louderbaugh – Buffalo, Missouri

Tyler Mawhinney – Flemming Island, Florida

Connor McNeely – Noblesville, Indian

Marcus Page – Los Gatos, California

Catherine Qiu – Great Falls, Virginia

Ethan Ritter – New Albany, Ohio

Nalani Sam – Anaheim Hills, California

Malia Schroeder – Arlington, Washington

Chelsea She – Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Howard Shu – Saratoga, Calforina

Trevor Sikorski – West Grove, Pennsylvania

Kennedy Swedick – Altamont, New York

We hope you will be cheering them on, just like we will, on Sunday morning, April 2! The National Finals are broadcast live by Golf Channel beginning at 8 a.m. ET. Don’t miss it!

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